The Game Awards 2018 Nominees Officially Announced (VIDEO)

The Game Awards 2018

The Game Awards 2018 event is only a few weeks away, which means a ton of goodies are in store for gamers. Before we get to the actual show, let’s get into the nominees that have officially been announced.

It’s no surprise that the likes of PlayStation 4 exclusives God of War and Spider-Man are leading the pack with nominations. Each title brought an incredible experience to players, and especially ones that made people keep coming back for more. Of course, it just wouldn’t be an awards show in 2018 without Fortnite being mentioned. After all, the game has absolutely blown up this year and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon.

Latecomer Red Dead Redemption 2 is also tossed into the mix quite a bit, as is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Peppered in are a bounty of other titles, which can be seen below. New categories have also been added to expand in the eSports category, content creation, and more.

Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we bring you more from the realm of The Game Awards 2018, which is set to take place on December 6th. For other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Who will come away with the most awards at the big show this year? What games do you believe were stiffed in the nominations? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7! Without further ado, here are the nominees for The Game Awards 2018:

GAME OF THE YEAR

Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

BEST ACTION GAME

For the best game in the action genre focused on combat.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Dead Cells
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Far Cry 5
  • Mega Man 11

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

For the best action/adventure game, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving.

  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME

For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.

  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

BEST ONGOING GAME

Awarded to a game for outstanding development of ongoing content that evolves the player experience over time.

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

BEST GAME DIRECTION

Awarded to a game studio for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.

  • A Way Out
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

BEST NARRATIVE

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

BEST ART DIRECTION

For outstanding creative and/or technical achievement in artistic design and animation.

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

BEST SCORE/MUSIC

For outstanding music, inclusive of score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack.

  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

BEST AUDIO DESIGN

Recognizing the best in-game audio and sound design.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

BEST PERFORMANCE

Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.

  • Bryan Dechart as Connor, Detroit: Become Human
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos, God of War
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption II
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker, Marvel’s Spider-Man

GAMES FOR IMPACT

For a thought provoking game with a profound pro-social meaning or message.

  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • Celeste
  • Florence
  • Life is Strange 2
  • The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Intro the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

BEST MOBILE GAME

For the best game playable on a dedicated mobile device.

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Fortnite
  • PUBG MOBILE
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones

BEST VR/AR GAME

For the best game experience playable in virtual or augmented reality, irrespective of platform.

  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall Zero Hour
  • Moss
  • Tetris Effect

BEST FIGHTING GAME

For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.

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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.

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